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Updated February 19, 2017
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  1. "it is great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in West Hartfrd, CT
    Current Employee - Analyst in West Hartfrd, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KBC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    it is a casual atmosphere at work

    Cons

    the company is not willing to pay

    Advice to Management

    boost morale


  2. "Not attracting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Reasonable benefit including zero-premium health insurance (higher copay), pension plan, 401K, paid vocations etc. Company pays for training. The company will stay alive even it does not make money.

    Good place to work if you have no desire to be better and just need a long term job.

    Cons

    This is a very slow environment where nobody wants to take responsibility. A lot of communication are pretty much done by face-to-face talking so no audit trail like email will be kept. The company is full of politics. It really takes time to be prepared carefully otherwise any mistake will be used to against you.

    The company kept downsizing in the last couple years. The pay is not competitive and bonus is very low.

    If you have desire to be outstanding, this place is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Please make the business a growing business by all means.


  3. "Too much overtime work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team, nice people here.

    Cons

    Intense working atmosphere. Too much overtime work


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  5. "Good Place, bit protectionist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Technolgoy Consultant In Subsidiary
    Former Employee - Technolgoy Consultant In Subsidiary

    I worked at KBC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in the technology area gives you fantastic insights into organizing a huge enterprise application.
    Most architectures are though old, very relevant and innovative.
    The people are welcome to association even if you work from an overseas office.
    Extraordinarily settled life and leisurely pace of life, (if you are working in projects driven by KBC and not as external consultant )

    Cons

    Extremely protectionist workforce, apparantly people are not welcome to aggressive change , ideas such as outsourcing, technology upgrade are viewed with suspicion and sometimes sabotaged.
    Company is less responsible to its subsidiaries outside of Flanders even if wholly owned .
    Controls are inadequate in some areas and long termers tend to become corrupt.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to double standardize between direct employees and subsidiary employees. Even if inevitably something adversity is expected to fall on subsidiaries, keep the employees in light.
    Have tighter control over local management which tends to become blatantly corrupt and authoritarian.


  6. "KBC Insurance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Schade-expert in Leuven (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Schade-expert in Leuven (Belgium)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KBC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice office, smiling people, like to share. Possibility for flexible working time and home office. Different projects developed. Possible relocation to some other countries.

    Cons

    It depends in which company of the group you work. Some of the companies have more conservative attitude to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Provide people with carrier development plans and control execution.


  7. "A strong company where you can make a difference, and this at the backround of a digital revolution & cultural change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HEAD of HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT in Rotselaar (Belgium)
    Current Employee - HEAD of HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT in Rotselaar (Belgium)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KBC part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Positive cultural change, digital & mobile innovations, internal mobility: variety of jobs available, honest reward, people who want to walk the extra mile

    Cons

    The willingness to walk the extra mile, sometimes results in people who are working all the time, which results sometimes in


  8. "regional firm."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Brussels (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Brussels (Belgium)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KBC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours.
    Good working conditions.
    Good work life balance.
    Supports regional community.
    Extra office activities
    Salaries very competitive compared to the country.

    Cons

    Closed minded environment and culture
    No leadership.
    No clear management communication.
    Unclear strategy.
    Political feuds amongst desks and departments.
    Getting less international. But this due to economic outlook.

    Advice to Management

    Work in the cons.


  9. "Software developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KBC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good career opportunities, work-life balance is okay, building has a beautiful view, and it is very new and modern.The team is very friendly and professional.

    Cons

    Avarage salary, there are a lot of external worker, big company, slow decisions,


  10. "You can start as a nobody and potentially become a CEO, but you have to bear some cons."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KBC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, wide scale of benefits, good opportunities for a career growth and promotion, beautiful headquarters building (if you are lucky enough to work there).

    Cons

    Salary is not bad, but still low compared to the same position at other companies. It seems that it pays off better to be an external worker rather than an internal employee as externs get paid better. Management is reacting slowly to market changes. Too many huge "transformation" programmes that remained unfinished.


  11. "excellent growth opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    you can start from nothing and build a career

    Cons

    not the most innovative atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    empower your employees more


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